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Poster: cathyftr Date: Jun 4, 2009 6:03pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Elvis Presley Appearances PD?

The WHBQ-TV/Wink Martindale show with Elvis DOES EXIST !! However the thing was, Elvis doesn't sing on the show however he does promote an upcoming concert that he will be doing in Memphis, then again in some of my Elvis trvia books I seem to recall reading that Elvis did sing on Wink's show afterall but I didn't see that part.

Wasn't the old Lousiana Hayrid on TV or was it just a radio thing? If it was on TV, chances are Elvis was on TV for that too.

I know Elvis did the Old Virginia Barn Dance back in 1955 on Richmond, VA's then WXEX-TV channel 8, However in 1969 a fire destroyed WXEX's offices and studios including their movie library so I would imagine any films that WXEX ( today the calls are WRIC-TV ) had of Elvis was lost in that fire.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 4, 2009 11:38pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Elvis Presley Appearances PD?

The Wink Martindale show was just a promotional interview. There was no song performance.

One Louisiana Hayride Show was televised. Unlike the radio broadcasts which have been commercially available for years the scopes of the TV show have never been released. Some people have suggested that it's lost but others say it survives and is just held up in legal hassles like the short film Elvis appeared in "The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey"